'I feared for my life'

PUBLISHED: 12:06 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 26 October 2009

Attack left victim with serious injuries

Attack left victim with serious injuries

A BRUTAL pub brawl left a young reveller fearing for his life after his nose and cheekbone were shattered by an attacker. The after hours attack outside a Hatfield boozer left a 20-year-old man hospitalised just after 12.30am on Saturday. The victim, from

A BRUTAL pub brawl left a young reveller fearing for his life after his nose and cheekbone were shattered by an attacker.

The after hours attack outside a Hatfield boozer left a 20-year-old man hospitalised just after 12.30am on Saturday.

The victim, from Hatfield, was left unconscious and soaked in blood after the assault outside The Wrestlers in Great North Road.

An alleged attacker was seen sauntering off after the attack that occurred after a row over the victim's girlfriend.

The Hatfield man, who can now only eat through a straw, told the WHT that he feared for the safety of himself and his girlfriend after the vicious assault.

He said: "When I woke up all I could hear was my girlfriend panicking.

"I felt like I was in another world and was scared that if they came back they would have made mincemeat of me.

"It came completely out of the blue.

"It makes you think about going out now and I'm worried about what is going to happen."

His girlfriend, who also did not want to be named, added: "There was blood everywhere.

"I was really frightened for him and screaming madly because he did not wake up for five minutes."

A member of staff at The Wrestlers said: "He was in a bad way.

"It happened just after closing time and we were shutting up.

"One lad was slumped on the ground and had to be picked up and put on a bench.

"We don't expect this kind of thing around here because this is a genuinely nice pub."

Police urged anyone with information about the assault to call 0845 33 00 222.

* A 27-year-old man from Hartlepool was arrested on suspicion of GBH and released on bail until April 30.


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